Ahhh, another day, another group of resellers ruining a merchandise release for everyone else. Resellers have truly become the bane of Guests’ existence as they descend on the Disney Parks when new merchandise is released, buy as much of it as they can, and then resell it on sites like eBay for double or triple the price — sometimes more.
Sadly, resellers are not limited to Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. They are spread across the globe and were recently spotted infecting Disney’s European Park.
One of the most iconic rides at Disneyland Paris is Phantom Manner in Disneyland Park, which is similar to the Haunted Mansion at both Disneyland and Disney World. Recently, Disneyland Paris released a gorgeous Phantom Manor figurine and the resellers came out in force. While wagons are not allowed in Disneyland Resort, they are allowed in Disneyland Paris, and the resellers used that to their advantage.
The figurine cost more than 100 euros, but that didn’t stop Guests from buying as many of them as they could.
Twitter user DLP Guests Show shared multiple photos of Guests with bags and carts full of the new merchandise.
Fans of the Phantom Manor figurine are present on the park… but where will they put them all?…
— DLP GUESTS SHOW (@dlp_guests_show) October 10, 2022
Twitter account Disney Carnival shared an image of two Guests walking out with wagons of merchandise and felt so strongly about the situation that they covered both faces with poop emojis.
When I said they would come with trailers Then maybe it’s boxes of PQ Yeah we’ll say that #scalpers #disneylandparis
— ☆☆DisneyCarnival☆☆ (@DisneyCarnival1) October 12, 2022
This is not the first time in recent weeks that scalpers have been called out by fellow Disney Guests for hoarding merchandise in order to resell it. A woman in EPCOT was called out by social media for hoarding merchandise released for EPCOT’s 40th anniversary.
While some pieces of merchandise have purchase restrictions, resellers will find a way around them. Whether by going from store to store or by bringing their friends or family with them in order to buy as much as they can.